Act on safety of food and nutrition.
Type of law
This Act sets out the legislative framework on safety of food and nutrition. It establishes: sanitary requirements applicable to food; hygienic conditions to be fulfilled by foodstuffs as well as materials and products intended to come into contact with food; properties of institutions responsible for the official control of food, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 ; provisions on food inspection. The Act is composed of the following Sections: (1) General provisions and definitions; (2) Sanitary and labelling requirements for food; (3) Materials and products intended to come into contact with food; (4) Hygienic requirements; (5) Official inspection on food; (6) Institutions and cooperation in the area of food safety; (7) Liability for harms caused by foodstuffs; (8) Criminal provisions and penalties; (9) Amendments to provisions in force, transitional and final provisions.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Act enters into force 30 days after its publication in the Journal of Laws.
Journal of Laws No. 169 of 2006, Pos. 1225.
Ustawa o bezpieczenstwie zywnosci i zywienia.
Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.
Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed.